Melissa Gilbert – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Melissa Gilbert American Actress, Television Director

Her Social Media Profiles


Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 34-26-34 inches
Bodytype Hourglass
Height 5 feet 4 inches (1.64 m)
Weight 60 kg (132 lbs)
Hair Color Red
Eye Color Hazel
Gender Female
Age 60 years old (in 2024)
Date of Birth May 8, 1964
Full Name Melissa Ellen Gilbert
Profession Actress, Television Director
Nationality American
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, United States
Published on August 27, 2019 on 10:08 AM
Zodiac Sign Taurus

An American actress, Melissa Ellen Gilbert who is known for being a most celebrated television director, producer, politician, and former president of the Screen Actors Guild where she served from 2001 to 2005. Additionally, she ran for US Congress as a Democrat in Michigan’s 8th congressional district and she won the Democratic primary in 2016. Later, Gilbert dropped out due to her health issues facing from a 2012 accident.


In 1967, Gilbert started off her acting career with ‘The Reluctant Astronaut’. In 1979, she appeared as Clara in Nutcracker Fantasy.

In 1985, she acted in ‘Sylvester’ in which she portrayed the role of Charlie. In the following year, she appeared in Drug-Free Kids: A Parent’s Guide’.

Apart from acting in movies, she also made brilliant appearances in television series including ‘Emergency’, ‘The Love Boat’, ‘Tenafly’ (1973), ”Gunsmoke’ (1972), and many more that are on the top of the list. And the viewers are in love with her wonderful performances.


The veteran actress, Melissa Gilbert is the winner of several awards and nominations including ‘Young Artist Awards’ for the Best Young Actress in a Drama Series titled ‘Little House On The Prairie’ in 1983 and 1984.



Melissa Gilbert Education

School: The Buckley School

Melissa Gilbert Career

Profession: Actress, Television Director

Net Worth: USD $500 thousand approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Paul Gilbert‎

Mother: Barbara Crane

Brother: Jonathan Gilbert

Sister: Sara Gilbert, Claudia Cowan

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Timothy Busfield (m. 2013), Bruce Boxleitner (m. 1995–2011), Bo Brinkman (m. 1988–1994)

No. of Children: 2

Daughter: Dakota Brinkman, Michael Boxleitner

Past Relationships:

Timothy Busfield (m. 2013)
Bruce Boxleitner (m. 1995–2011)
Bo Brinkman (m. 1988–1994)


Who is Melissa Gilbert?

Melissa Gilbert is an American actress, television director, born on 08 May, 1964 in Los Angeles, California, United States.

How old is Melissa Gilbert?

Melissa Gilbert is 60 years old as of June 2024.

How tall is Melissa Gilbert?

Melissa Gilbert is 5 feet 4 inches (1.64 m).

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